POMEL Claude Joseph (1781-1839) d'ap. Malek-Adhel... - Lot 8 - Rossini

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POMEL Claude Joseph (1781-1839) d'ap. Malek-Adhel... - Lot 8 - Rossini
POMEL Claude Joseph (1781-1839) d'ap. Malek-Adhel comes to swear love and fidelity to Mathilde; engraving on canvas enhanced with gouache and richly embroidered. 19th century. 42 x 56 cm - In a wood and gilded stucco frame : 74 x 87 cm. Crack in the decoration on the right. Iconography : illustration of the novel published by Sophie Cottin in 1805 " Mathilde, or Memoirs drawn from the history of the crusades " ; Malek-Adhel penetrates the camp of the Christians [...] falling at the feet of Richard's sister whom he finds accompanied by the Queen of England [...] he swears to have no other God than his own and no other wife than his beloved Mathilde. Notes: identical image to the cotton canvas entitled "Mathilde" printed with a copper plate in November 1820 in Normandy and kept in the Musée de la Toile de Jouy (inv. 985.45.1).
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